programs and partnerships coordinator

Deadline: 11:59 PM on Monday, September 16
Hours: part-time (20 hours per week)
Salary: $30,000
Benefits: pro-rated health benefits
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The Programs and Partnerships Coordinator will be responsible for supporting and implementing programs, supervising interns who implement programs, building out a volunteer program in collaboration with the rest of staff (as time allows, with the possibility of bringing on a volunteer coordinator in the future, who would work with the program director), developing (in partnership with the executive director, staff, partners and board) a strategic plan for community programming that aligns with the mission, vision and values of the OPC, cultivating deeper relationships among partners and working with Executive Director to cultivate a long-range plan for how OPC partners can collectively effect change in the culture and institutional life of Oakland around the values of peace, equity and cultural preservation.

Potential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Partner relationship cultivation, collaborating with partners to develop meaningful programs for and by partners.

  • Community programs development and implementation.

  • Strategic planning towards a goal of OPC partners collectively embedding nonviolence and equity principles throughout the institutional and cultural life of Oakland.

  • Holding an annual schedule of events for OPC and partners, and intentional collaboration with communications staff around events and messaging.

  • Developing plans for effective work days in collaboration with a Work Day planning team and facilities coordinator and communications director.

  • Development of neighborhood events initiative to deepen relationships with OPC neighbors.

  • Collaborative supervision of intern program (with ED and other staff).

  • Development of a volunteer program.

  • Coordination (with Executive Director) of Urban Peace Work Trip program where youth stay at OPC, volunteer with OPC partners and get social justice curriculum in the evenings.

The program and partnership strategies evaluated, established, and enacted will adhere in some way to the OPC’s values of creating equity, access and dignity for all (people, creatures and creation) as the means of creating peace; will adhere to basic principles of nonviolence and a culture of respect for the dignity of all attendees; and will call systems to account rather than demonizing individuals. They will also adhere to the shared values cultivated by the OPC partners and listed on the OPC webpage.

These strategies will occur in conversation and cooperation with the Executive Director of the Oakland Peace Center. Work will be done in a combination of on-site, at-event, and remote location.

To Apply

Please submit the following by 11:59 PM on Monday, September 16, the following:

  • An email to with the subject heading “Partnerships and Programs” with the following attachments:

    • A cover letter explaining your interest in issues of peace and justice, building community in Oakland, and/or fostering collaboration among local nonprofits. (If you have any connections with any OPC partners or other Oakland peace or justice organizations, feel free to note that.)

    • A resume or CV

    • Three references who can speak to your skills with project management, peace/justice work, and/or collaborative projects

Please note that applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and interviews may begin before the close of the application period.